Restore functionality with comfortable, quality dentures in Riverview, FL
Missing teeth can have a significant impact on your quality of life, whether it means skipping your favorite food, hiding your teeth when you smile, or even difficulty pronouncing words. Luckily, advances in dentures have improved the look and feel of false teeth tremendously. The team at Inspiration Dental in Riverview, FL, offer a variety of dentures and other replacement options so you can restore your smile and enjoy full functionality with your teeth.
How denture support your oral health
Beyond the simple difficulty of speaking or chewing, missing teeth can lead to a variety of health problems. If you routinely swallow food without chewing it enough, you can struggle with digestive issues and vitamin deficiencies. You may also be more likely to develop tooth decay or gum disease and struggle with airway disorders such as sleep apnea and snoring.
If you’re missing teeth, your remaining teeth are likely to shift around in your mouth and are more likely to fracture because of the uneven pressure of your bite. Without stimulation from the tooth root, your jawbone will gradually deteriorate over time. Replacing your missing teeth with dentures can address these problems and help restore confidence in your smile.
Types of dentures
There are a variety of options for replacing your missing teeth, and your dentist can help you determine the best type for your particular needs or budget. There are four basic types of dentures:
- Partial dentures are a flexible and affordable alternative to dental bridges. They can replace several missing teeth on the same arch and are easily adjustable if you lose another tooth.
- Complete dentures are designed to replace an entire arch of teeth. They are removable for easy care and cleaning and held in place through suction or denture adhesive.
- Immediate dentures are premade to fit your mouth immediately after tooth extraction, so you won’t have to go months without teeth. As your gums and jaw adjust and change shape after extraction, you’ll need to come into the office for adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit. Once you’re finished healing, you can transition to permanent dentures.
- Implant-supported dentures offer the best possible fit and look, and they can prevent bone loss and facial shrinking associated with dentures. Dentures can be placed on as few as four dental implants, all of which can be placed during one procedure.
To learn more about the process of getting dentures, contact our office in Riverview, FL, today at (813) 638-0313 to schedule a consultation.